Thursday, January 22, 2009

Normalcy

It's wonderful. It has resumed, hopefully permanently, but at least for the next two days :)

After that...we'll see.

All I know is, my husband is glad to have the real me back for a little while...and so am I.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tony 2

Tony just got out of surgery. Apparently they were able to remove all of the tumor that they could see. It will take a couple of days to get the biopsy back, and until then, Tony will be in the ICU.

So keep praying.

Thanks guys :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tony

I just found out tonight that one of my childhood friends has a brain tumor.

Tony is Neal and Sherri's oldest kid (if you read my mom's blog, you know they are Alaska friends). Our families grew up vacationing together every year in Oklahoma, and Tony and I were always really close...we even share a birthday. We've managed to keep in touch pretty well over the past few years with some infrequent phone calls and much more frequent facebook chats, but I talked to him less than a week ago, and everything was fine.

It's weird how things can change so quickly.

I think my family is going down to Arkansas tomorrow to be with Tony and his family (he's in school in Arkansas, and that's where he's hospitalized currently). So pray for everything. Safety for my family, health for Tony, and hope for his family.

Thanks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Touch Screen.

So I have an iPhone. It is quite possibly the coolest toy ever invented.

But all the great things have their downsides.

You know...
Light bulbs caused global warming.
The printing press made your fingers all inky.
The telephone...well,

The touch screen is miraculous. I love it. Part of it's miracle is that it only responds to a combination of skin touch and heat. You can't touch it with your shirt sleeve, because it just doesn't work! It's pretty incredible honestly...unless your hands are cold.

Seeing as how the temperature has recently been in the negatives, my hands have been in a constant state of frigid for the last few days.

So the other day, I was getting a phone call while I was walking to my car. I tried to slide the little touch bar to answer my phone, and it wasn't recognizing my heat-absent fingers. So I had to test my other options. I tried rubbing it on my face in the desperate hopes that my cheeck would hit the magic spot and the phone would be answered.

To no avail.

So I tried my chin. Almost, but no cigar. Still to0 cold. So after 18 seconds of sheer frustration, I resorted to the only warm thing left on my body, and I licked my phone screen. I then proceeded to have a conversation with a wet phone on my face.

As I went outside, a little ice accumulated on my cheek and I had to scrape off not only my car winshield, but also my phone screen.

The beauty of technology...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Movie Monday (Except it's Wednesday...?)

So I have decided to put my blog to a more practical use (but only occassionally). I think that I'm going to review all the new movies I watch, basically because I think that would be the coolest job in the world, and it will give me something with which to fill the voids between funny stories. :)

Just to give you an idea of whether or not we have a similar taste in movie choices, you should go to my profile and read my list of favorites. Once you've determined for yourself that I love every movie ever made, note that my top three favorites are The Lion King, Love Actually and Batman Begins. I avoid scary movies at all costs because they make me have nightmares. I'm not a huge chick flick lover, unless it's really good, and I really only list a movie as a favorite on about one out of every hundred that I watch. So maybe I can help you choose the next time you go to rent a movie (my reviews will be mostly on current rentals rather than box office hits, since we're young and broke ;)

The only two movies we've gone out to see recently are Yes Man and Seven Pounds.

Yes Man was absolutely hysterical...but only if you're a Jim Carrey fan. His over the top, dramatic flair for every syllable he utters leaves you wanting a nap after you've watched the movie, but all in all it was a cute flick. While it was extremely predictable (as all romantic comedies usually are) there were moments of surprise, along with one moment of sheer terror. Literally, one part in the movie made me shudder so hard that I'm pretty sure my shoulders were a little blue afterwards. Needless to say, this one moment took this movie completely out of the child appropriate range, but besides the 30 seconds of horror, the rest of the movie was very enjoyable. But really, you should only see it if Jim Carrey has never been one to get on your nerves.

Seven Pounds...well, it's interesting. I don't believe I've ever left a movie with such mixed feelings before. While the movie leaves you with a slightly renewed faith in humanity, it also left me feeling complacent with the sin that's occurred...not a feeling I'm okay with. Overall, the acting was incredible, the story was brilliant, and it left me bawling like a baby at the end (which has only happened in two movies. Ever)...but I can't get past the fact that the unselfishness in the movie was all based around one man's selfishness. His drive to make things right and even out the world stemmed from his own mistakes, but they were fueled by a selfish desire to be at peace with himself (which I fear never happened). It definitely leaves you with a greater appreciation for the good things in your life, but I was so mixed up by complacency and decency that I still can't decide if I truly liked it or not. I would vote to see this one, but go into it with your good judgement goggles on :)

Swing Vote: We rented this one the other night and it was almost exactly what I expected. Cute, heartwarming, and more predictable than a turn by turn gps. Kevin Costner cussed like a sailor through the whole movie, but that's part of the "point" of the story. My favorite part was when his daughter told him to quit using Jesus as a swear word, because He's a billion peoples' savior...so the point was well made. All in all, it was enjoyable, but I'll bet you that anybody who hadn't seen the movie could have told me how it ended before I watched it. But if you're in a very "redeeming quality" kind of mood, this would be an excellent choice.

Current rentals: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and Mamma Mia. I'll let you know how they were :)

Oh, and please feel free to argue, debate or better, yet agree.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Roast Beef Incident...

So because of a certain medication I was forced to start taking (due to um...marital bliss, and the un-want of children), I am an emotional wreck.

I cry at the drop of a hat.

I don't sleep normally anymore.

I feel like the world is collapsing in around me.

And then I laugh. Uncontrollably. I'm losing my mind.

The back and forth roller coaster of my emotions has made my husband nearly lose his mind (although he's been an angel while dealing with me), and has even led to some pretty funny incidents at work...

Now, Chris and I have become good friends, so we know pretty much everything that's going on with each other (hence, she is aware of my rollercoaster). The other night, we were swamped. There was a concert going on, we were lined up with customers, and we ran out of roast beef. Chris came and showed me the container and said "we're out of roast beef because somebody forgot to pull more out of the freezer." I thought she was blaming me. Turns out, she was meaning "somebody" as herself, because she thought she'd checked and stocked everything earlier in the day. Anyway, I cried. She asked me what was wrong, and I don't think I ever would have told her if she hadn't figured it out because I felt like such an idiot.

Needless to say, she felt like a jerk...although I assured her it was not her fault.

Afterwards, we laughed for about an hour, and are still making jokes about it and referencing it as "the roast beef incident of 2009".

This has been one of many sad sob stories. I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday...thank goodness. Maybe I'll regain my sanity :)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Prayers

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this. This week has been crazy and I haven't had a lot of time on the computer.

Chris found out that Angela is terminal. They intended to replace er esophagas, but couldn't even do that becase the cancer had spread so far into her trechea.

If you guys would keep Angela and her husband, and also Chris and Jason in your prayers, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks! Love y'all!

Friday, January 02, 2009

We're One.

Last year at this time: ...

Nathan was in Minnesota. I was going crazy. We spent the entire time texting and ran his phone bill up to an ungodly price.

Last January 2nd was a Wednesday, and I was eagerly anticipating the return of my (I was convinced) soon to be sweetheart. I went to church and sulked down to the big classroom, knowing that Nathan was still an hour away.

Glen came in and sat on me.

He asked me if I knew Nathan was coming to church that night. I said "no, I hadn't heard. I wonder where he is." So, I continued to text.

After class was over, I knew that Nathan was in the building...so I went on my manhunt (only to be tackled by Michael Ellen.)

When I finally made it to Nathan, he gave me the best hug I'd ever had, told his mom that we were going out, and we left the building with his arm around my shoulder. It was true love :)

Later I found out that his mom was mad that he wasn't coming home to spend time with them. She later repented when she heard there was to be a wedding in August...

We went to Wendy's, where he remembered to call Billy and tell him he'd made it home. Billy asked him if we were on a date. Nathan said no, but I knew differently ;)

After that, we went to see Charlie Wilson's War. He had already seen it, but knew I wanted to see it, so he took me anyway. After about five minutes of playful tickling and flirting, I couldn't stand it anymore, so I held his hand.

He says that he didn't see the entire rest of the movie. He was too busy grinning like a fool and staring at me (his words, not mine).

On the way home, we decided that this had to be considered our first date, even though he was in the dark about it for the first half of it. He took me home and walked me to the door, and I kissed him on the cheek. (Continue Nathan grinning like a fool :)

So today we celebrate January 2nd, our first birthday. I call this a birthday, because I feel that anniversary has to be reserved for our wedding or engagement...something a little more prominent...and I don't want this day to be forgotten. That was the day I knew where I'd be for the rest of my life...just a first date, but oh so much more.

Plus, it gives us an excuse to go out on a date :)